ERIC Number: EJ627311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Sports and Marfan Syndrome: Awareness and Early Diagnosis Can Prevent Sudden Death.
Salim, Mubadda A.; Alpert, Bruce S.
Physician and Sportsmedicine, v29 n5 p80-82,85-86,89-90 May 2001
Physicians who work with athletes play an important role in preventing sudden death related to physical activity in people who have Marfan syndrome. Flagging those who have the physical stigmata and listening for certain cardiac auscultation sounds are early diagnostic keys that can help prevent deaths. People with Marfan syndrome should be restricted from participation in certain sports. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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